Deputy Injured in Halloween Shooting Released From Hospital; Sheriff’s Candidates Respond to Shooting

The deputy injured in the Halloween night shooting in the Saddle Ridge neighborhood has been released from the hospital.  According to the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting occurred around 8:00 Monday Night in the 6900 block of Horse Soldier Road.  One male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene after an exchange of gunfire with Deputies.  No other injuries were reported.  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident.

Two candidates running to replace outgoing Sheriff Danny Glick are responding to that shooting.

“Another tragic shooting tonight, with a deputy down and suspect deceased,” said Jeff Barnes on his Facebook page.

“Each day, our officers place their lives on the line to protect and serve the people of Laramie County and, after an incident such as this, we are not only reminded of how dangerous this line of work can be, but we are also extremely grateful for the work our officers do to keep our communities safe. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those involved.”

“I am saddened to learn there has been another shooting with a death in our community, and a deputy sheriff has been injured,” added Brian Kozak on his Facebook page.

“There are many people impacted by this incident that will need assistance in various ways. We need to show support for the deputy, deputy’s family, and law enforcement who continue to do a tough job. The neighbors who live near the incident will need someone to talk to and should reach out to law enforcement victim advocates to ensure assistance is made available to them. In time, we will learn more facts about the incident and respond to address the concerns of those impacted by this tragic event. We are Wyoming strong!”